Chromebooks hit retail via Best Buy

The Google Chromebook experience has been boosted this week to physical retail stores all across the United States with Best Buy and in the UK as well. This is the next generation of Chromebooks because before now it was essentially only online that you'd be able to purchase such a notebook. This news comes amid Chrome OS updates that would in the very near future bring on more speed, smoother action, and much more cloud workability with Google Drive.

This update has the Chromebook world moving to the retail universe in a very big way, though it is a bit strange that they've chosen Best Buy to do the deed as they've had so much retail trouble as of late. Chrome will likely come up several more times before the end of the day here in the second day's keynote at Google I/O, so stay tuned.

This keynote is part of an extended set of events that you can check out in our I/O 2012 portal – stick there all week for all the action!